Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses. (SB572)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses.  Allows a locality to give a procurement preference to persons, firms, or corporations having principal places of business in the locality if such bidder's bid is within five percent of the lowest bid. The bill provides that prior to awarding a contract under the preference, the locality must certify in writing that (i) exercising the preference provides goods, services, and construction comparable in quality to that of other non-local bids and (ii) using a local business provides beneficial economic effects in the community through creating and sustaining local jobs and by generating local tax revenues. Read the Bill »


01/30/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103393D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB572)
01/24/2012Assigned GL&T sub: #2
01/30/2012Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1145.